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Philosophy First

lots of ppl claim they can't learn philosophy cuz they are busy with life and a big part of that is making money

it's a little like the guy too busy reading novels to ever learn speed reading

it's so important to fit in some powering up ASAP. some becoming more time efficient, becoming more effective at stuff per effort spent, etc

the more of that you fit in and the earlier, the more it becomes easier to fit in even more later

cuz it pays for itself many times over, so you can use the savings to power up more

it's such a virtuous cycle. but people get stuck in the vicious cycle of too busy to ever learn to be more time efficient.

ppl spend decades struggling with money. a few years studying philosophy can yield a significant efficiency multiplier on that effort. which can quickly pay for itself and then provide both more money as well as time for further philosophy study.

if you agree, a good place to begin learning is Fallible Ideas.

Elliot Temple on May 25, 2013

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Any person with a big thirst for learning will have a great appetite for philosophy. Read my Twitter sometime :) @jesterthejedi

Billy at 5:19 AM on June 14, 2013 | #2245 | reply | quote

To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.

Ayn Rand

CaptainB at 12:20 PM on June 23, 2013 | #2246 | reply | quote


> This phenomenon also well known in high performance computing: Given a limited hardware budget you may be able to "start later to finish sooner".

The "start later to finish sooner" quote reminded me of this article. Delaying the start of some project in order to power up first could help you finish the project sooner.

Anonymous at 8:20 AM on April 8, 2021 | #20358 | reply | quote

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